Rafizi, ex-bank clerk found guilty of leaking National Feedlot Corp info

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Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli arriving at the Shah Alam Sessions Court today where he was found guilty of breaching the Banking and Financial Institutions Act. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Najjua Zulkefli, February 7, 2018.

PANDAN lawmaker Rafizi Ramli and former Public Bank clerk Johari Mohamad have been found guilty and sentenced to 30 months’ jail by the Shah Alam Sessions Court today of breaching the Banking and Financial Institutions Act (Bafia) in relation to the National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd accounts leak.

Judge Zamri Bakar said the prosecution has proven its case beyond doubt.

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  • And I wonder what message the judiciary is sending to the people in this decision? That it is perfect alright for those in position to swindle the nation's coffers? Understand the judgement is strictly on the issue of leak of confidential information, but without effective protection of whistle-blowers the nation is open to plunder. We can only hope that the sentence will be minimise on appeal.

    Posted 6 years ago by Shovel Nose

  • In general, from perspective of rakyat as whistle blower of any high profile or theft of nation's coffer is at greater risk. Instead of tje guilty paety get the punishment it is the whilstle blower who were dump into prison. Yes, without any reasonable doubt under the Section 97 whistle blower found guilty but what happen to the guilty party????. Guess under the federal constitution no single individual is above the law so if the finding is legitimate those individual who misused nation's coffer should be also dealth with accordingly.

    Posted 6 years ago by Abdul Rahman Abdul Razak

  • The judge is right to find them guilty of the banking Act. The judge knew also that they did not reveal information for personal advantage but rather to prove that there were misuse of huge sum of government funds amounting to hundreds of million ringgit. The judge has full authority to decide the penalty to the offence. A RM 300 fine, as equivalent to a traffic offence should serve the purpose. But maybe the judge's hands are tied!

    Posted 6 years ago by Meng Kow Loh